Fishing Report May & June 2015

Huge Yellowfin moving in January started with a bang, producing plenty of black marlin, some to 300kg. Lures were the most productive method as porpoise kept attacking the livebaits that are generally preferred when fishing around Isla Montuosa. Sailfish and dolphinfish were also frequent catches, perticularly when running ballyhoo (garfish) in the long rigger position.…

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Fishing Report March & April 2015

Marlin Plentiful Offshore When the rain finished towards the end of the year, the offshore fishing really picked up with marlin hooked daily and ever-increasing numbers of sailfish. Inshore was a little slow with all the freshwater, but some nice cubera snapper were caught. January and February should really see the fishing heat up. Marlin…

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Fishing Report January & February 2015

Bait schools have arrived The rains have finished and large schools of black skipjack tuna have arrived on Hannibal Bank and around Isla Montusoa. Blue marlin will now join the black marlin already there. Large yellowfin tuna will also join the always present smaller tuna. Once they arrive it will be time to get out…

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Fishing Report November & December 2014

Warm and Wet August and September is when we expect the biggest blacks, which aggregate at that time to spawn. Some yellowfin are also about on the offshore hotspots of Hannibal Bank and Montuosa Island, or “Jurassic Park” as we know it. The inshore action has also been good, with cubera snapper, amberjack and the…

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Fishing Report September & October 2014

Inshore and Offshore Action Like the wet-season weather, the mid-year fishing delivered mixed results. For days on end there was frenzied yellowfin action on the seamount in glass-calm conditions. After the tuna moved on, the boats headed inshore to find cuberra snapper and roosterfish. One of the BlueWater Readers’ Trip participants hit the jackpot with…

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Fishing Report July & August 2014

Earthquake generates feeding frenzy Recent fishing was running hot and cold for no apparent reason until a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit about 160km out to sea, with several aftershocks over the following days. The effect on the fishing was immediate and dramatic, with all of the club’s boats reporting spectacular action from all species. Yellowfin…

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Fishing Report May & June 2014

Yellowfin tuna arrive in force Yellowfin tuna arrived in huge numbers during March, with many hitting the scales at 150 to 200lb (as pictured). Marlin are still being seen on a daily basis, but have proved reluctant to bite and so have been very difficult to catch. Regular visitor Ron Rocheleau caught a potentially record-breaking…

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Fishing Report March & April 2014

Record-sized roosterfish The inshore grounds have produced the best fishing we have seen for a long time. Off Isla Ladrones, Trevor Maunsch (age 15) caught and released two roosterfish believed to be 80lb and 85lb – bigger than the IGFA Junior record. His grandfather then caught another at around 60lb. The following day his uncle…

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Fishing Report January & February 2014

No crowds but plenty of fish Black marlin between 300 and 800lb, plus yellowfin tuna and amberjack dominated the offshore scene during October and November. This is our wet season so other than the humpback whales and their calves, clients enjoyed the famed waters of ‘Jurassic Park’ almost to themselves. There were more sunny days…

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Fishing Report November & December 2013

Marlin bite ahead of the rains We’ve enjoyed some exciting action with both black and blue marlin over the past couple of months. But the big yellowfin tuna have been sporadic, with some boats getting really lucky, and others only catching a few. Inshore fishing has been fantastic as usual, with many huge cubera snapper,…

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